This pattern is a part of Issue 43 of Pom Pom Quarterly.
“Great knits are like great art because they make us think differently, and the process of making can be even more revelatory! Showing us how we can look to, and beyond, our horizons when it comes to our craft, our 43rd issue is inspired by the work of women artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint.
Etel Adnan’s work features landscapes, using bold and unexpected colours to portray the places where the land meets the sky, and Hilma af Klint created large abstract paintings of metaphysical meditations that she felt she had been called on to represent. Both show us distinct ways of looking at the world, and at possible worlds beyond the visible realm, just as a knitter or crocheter can look at a ball of yarn and ponder a plethora of outcomes!
Our winter collection of 10 patterns features striking colours and innovative techniques, and bold and imaginative knits that play with pattern and perspective. So whether you fancy a colourwork challenge, or just some meditative time as the sun sets in the sky, there’s bound to be something here to expand your crafting horizons!“
Welkin is worked seamlessly from the top down. Fronts stitches are cast on using a provisional cast on and, after shoulder and neckline shaping, worked straight down to the underarm. Stitches for the back are picked up along the front shoulders and cast on in the middle of the neck. After shoulder shaping back is worked straight down to the underarm. Shoulders are shaped using German short rows. Back and fronts are joined together and continued straight in one piece down to the hem. Sleeves stitches are picked up around the armholes and worked in the round down to the cuffs. Hem and cuffs are worked in 2×2 rib. Placket stitches are picked up along the front openings and worked in 2×2 rib as well. Collar stitches are picked up along the neckline and back neck, finished with Garter stitch and shaped using German short rows.
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1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference:
92 (102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142, 152, 160) cm / 36¼ (40¼, 43¼, 46½, 49¾, 52¾, 56, 59¾, 63)“ – to be worn with 8-15 cm / 3-6” positive ease.
De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (worsted-weight; 100% Merino wool, 250m / 273yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Amarante; 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins OR approx: 875 (950, 1025, 1100, 1175, 1290, 1375, 1440, 1550) m / 954 (1035, 1117, 1199, 1280, 1406, 1498, 1569, 1689) yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Sandnes Garn Double Sunday (DK-weight; 100% Merino wool, 108 m / 118yds per 50g ball)
Shade: Camel (3532); 9 (9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17) balls.
5 mm / US 8 circular needle,
80-100cm / 32-40” length (depending on size worked) and 40cm / 16” length and needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.
4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (depending on size worked) and 40cm / 16” length and needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.
4mm / US 6 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (depending on size worked).
Crochet hook of similar size for provisional cast-on.
2 stitch markers
4 locking stitch markers
5 buttons (approx. 25mm / 1” diameter)
17.5 sts & 29 rows = 10cm / 4” over Reverse St st pattern on 5 mm needles after blocking.